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Five London towers being evacuated over fire safety fears: Authorities Five London towers being evacuated over fire safety fears: Authorities
- June 24, 2017

The fire has acted as a focal point for anger at local authority funding cuts and, if more buildings are deemed unsafe, the government faces the task of rehousing people within existing social housing facilities which are stretched. "The initial tests on equivalent aluminum composite tiles failed the safety tests". A total of 79 people are either dead or missing presumed dead as a result of the Kensington blaze, according to police. (more...)
Is Sean Spicer Leaving The White House Podium? Is Sean Spicer Leaving The White House Podium?
- June 24, 2017

At one briefing, when she was questioned why Spicer was missing, she mentioned his role was probably getting upgraded . Lewandowski admitted that the White House - dogged by controversies on a near daily basis - could use some help to get its message out more effectively. (more...)
Sears to close another 20 stores Sears to close another 20 stores
- June 24, 2017

In its filing with the SEC, Seritage said the 20 Sears stores being closed represent 3.8 million square feet of gross leasable area, or GLA, in its real estate portfolio. Kmart hopes to retain some of the sales from the Olean store through its Shop Your Way rewards membership program, Riefs said. "We understand that members may be disappointed when we close a store". (more...)
Presidential Polls: Meira Kumar is opposition's answer to NDA's Ram Nath Kovind
- June 24, 2017

Besides the NDA's constituents, which comprise over 48.6 per cent of votes in the electoral college that will elect the next president, regional parties such as the AIADMK, BJD, TRS and JD (U) have announced their support to the Dalit leader, making his win an nearly foregone conclusion. (more...)
Trump disputes Russian interference in 2016 election Trump disputes Russian interference in 2016 election
- June 23, 2017

With the benefit of hindsight, I can tell you for certain that in the late-summer, fall, I was very concerned about what I was seeing. But though the government disclosed that 21 states were potentially impacted by the targeting, lawmakers were left frustrated that the public still doesn't have a full picture of what exactly the Russians did during the election and that it's not fully clear what the USA will do to protect itself going forward. (more...)
Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter 'Obamacare'
- June 23, 2017

The emergence of four Senate skeptics underscored the difficulty for Republicans of steering the legislation down a narrow path to passage. Democrats on the Senate floor are already using those words against him. The Senate bill would provide money to stabilize the individual insurance market, allotting $15 billion per year in 2018 and 2019 and $10 billion per year in 2020 and 2021. (more...)
Trump confirms he's under investigation Trump confirms he's under investigation
- June 23, 2017

The person who told Trump to fire Comey ... was Trump . " Witch Hunt ", the President wrote in his tweet on Friday morning (local time ). In a tweet Friday morning, President Donald Trump says he's being investigated for firing FBI Director James Comey . (more...)
European Union says Brexit citizens issue not about 'generosity'
- June 23, 2017

The initial agenda for the Brexit talks appears to reflect the EU's desires as the United Kingdom had wanted talks on trade and its future relationship with the EU. Discord over whether Britain's exit process could still be reversed surfaced at the summit. Quoting John Lennon's Imagine , he said: "You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one". (more...)
Gergen: Special election victories show Trump could beat Dems in 2020
- June 23, 2017

I think, with a lot of local work, we can take back the House in 2018. As expected, Republicans also won a special election in the fifth congressional district of SC held to fill the seat vacated by budget director Mick Mulvaney. Taking to Twitter on Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning, Donald Trump Jr. didn't hold back his thoughts on the George race and the Democratic Party . (more...)
Powerball jackpot grows to estimated $435 million Powerball jackpot grows to estimated $435 million
- June 22, 2017

The American lottery's jackpot has rolled over 18 times since someone in Littlefield, Arizona, won $60 million on 1 April. The next Powerball drawing will take place at 10:59 p.m. It was close but not close enough for several Powerball players last night. Codisboti said he bought one ticket for the big drawing and plans to buy another because of his winning streak. (more...)
Queen outlines United Kingdom government agenda in scaled-down speech
- June 22, 2017

Theresa May has vowed to overcome the divisions in British society exposed in this month's General Election and to build consensus on Brexit , as she ditched or watered down numerous flagship policies from the Conservative manifesto. However, Mr Trump reportedly told the Prime Minister in a call that he did not want to go ahead with the trip if was likely to cause widespread demonstrations. (more...)
US welcomes Syria cease-fire, urges opposition to halt attacks US welcomes Syria cease-fire, urges opposition to halt attacks
- June 22, 2017

Apart from that, the diplomat confirmed that Moscow was hopeful that a next round of Syrian talks in Kazakhstan's capital Astana would take place on July 4-5. Staffan de Mistura's office said the aim was for delegates to arrive in the Swiss city on July 9 and for talks to start the next day, although it did not say how long the round is expected to last. (more...)
Trump calls Warmbier's death a 'total disgrace'
- June 21, 2017

The coroner's office in Cincinnati is investigating Warmbier's death. Mr Warmbier's parents, from OH, did not cite a specific cause of death, but cited "awful, torturous mistreatment" by North Korea. 13 June 2017 - He is released from North Korea and medically evacuated to the US. Warmbier's father blasted Obama during a news conference at the time of his son's release, when cued up with a question as to what more could have been done to secure the young man's release before Donald ... (more...)
Maryland, DC attorneys general plan lawsuit against Trump Maryland, DC attorneys general plan lawsuit against Trump
- June 21, 2017

Constitution. The attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia announced Monday they've filed a suit against President Trump , alleging he violated the Constitution by failing to sever ties to his business empire and accepting foreign payments while in office. (more...)
Crisis sees air travel hub Qatar cut off from local routes Crisis sees air travel hub Qatar cut off from local routes
- June 21, 2017

However, Jaida said countries imposing the sanctions had restricted some of their companies from doing business in Qatar, which was affecting about $2 billion of these companies' contracts in areas such as construction, professional services and export of materials. (more...)
American Student Freed By North Korea Arrives Home American Student Freed By North Korea Arrives Home
- June 21, 2017

He was sentenced to 15 years in prison with hard labor for subversion after he tearfully confessed that he had tried to steal a propaganda banner. Otto Warmbier , a 22-year-old University of Virginia student, was arrested while on a visit to North Korea on December 31, 2015. (more...)
People Killed In Boko Haram Attack In Maiduguri People Killed In Boko Haram Attack In Maiduguri
- June 21, 2017

Isuku said: "On Sunday, at about 2030hrs, five suspected female suicide bombers detonated explosives strapped to their bodies in Kofa community, which is about 8km from Maiduguri, and situated along Maiduguri to Konduga road". Boko Haram has repeatedly targeted the strategic city, particularly its outlying communities, IDP camps and the city's university. A program was launched on June 8 by Yemi Osinbajo, acting president while President Muhammadu Buhari is in Britain on medical leave, to ... (more...)
FBI treating visiting scholar's disappearance as kidnapping FBI treating visiting scholar's disappearance as kidnapping
- June 21, 2017

A second reward of US$10,000 is being offered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the location or whereabouts of Zhang, FBI Special Agent Brad Ware told reporters. But FBI spokesman Brad Ware says informants will have to identify themselves to have a chance of collecting. 'We have her on video getting into a auto and that's the last we see of her, ' University of IL at Urbana-Champaign Police Department spokesman Patrick Wade told The News-Gazette. (more...)
LCD Soundsystem announced for The Warehouse Project opening weekend LCD Soundsystem announced for The Warehouse Project opening weekend
- June 21, 2017

Frontman James Murphy apologized in a post on their Facebook page, planning to "figure out something in Miami when we can". The group was forced to skip out on the III Points festival in 2016 due to Hurricane Matthew, according to a press release. (more...)
Russian Federation probe causes tension among top officials at Justice Department
- June 20, 2017

The Justice Department's investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election is looking at Kushner's multiple roles in the Trump administration, including the Trump campaign's 2016 data analytics operation; his relationship with former national security adviser Michael Flynn; and Kushner's own contacts with Russians, according to United States officials briefed on the probe. (more...)
Saif Ali Khan nervous for Sara Ali Khan's debut in Bollywood Saif Ali Khan nervous for Sara Ali Khan's debut in Bollywood
- June 20, 2017

I'm looking forward to join everyone and see fans at the unbelievable MetLife stadium. Talking about the kind of education, Sara has got, Saif said, "Fear is the most driving factor in the industry". "I think we have come a long way from what the perception was and the reality is today". He said that he wonders why his daughter would choose something like this after having studied overseas where she could have chosen a better work and lived in NY. (more...)
BJP Parliamentary Board to meet to finalise prez nominee
- June 20, 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday arrived at the BJP headquarters to attend the party's Parliamentary Board meeting called to discuss and select the party's candidate for the July 17 presidential election. Venkaiah Naidu and Arun Jaitley . However, the Opposition, including ally Shiv Sena, have claimed that the saffron party has not yet come up with a name. (more...)
Return of the undertaker: Britain's finance minister fights back Return of the undertaker: Britain's finance minister fights back
- June 20, 2017

Such criticism would have been unthinkable before the June 8 election , in which the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn capitalised on its opposition to austerity cuts, leaving May scrambling to shore up a minority government . In Luxembourg last week for a meeting of the 28 European Union finance ministers, Hammond underlined that he wanted both the European Union and Britain to take a "pragmatic" approach to the talks. (more...)
Russian Federation condemns USA for shooting down regime fighter, suspends cooperation in Syria Russian Federation condemns USA for shooting down regime fighter, suspends cooperation in Syria
- June 20, 2017

Russian Federation on Monday suspended cooperation with the United States in Syrian airspace after the USA -led coalition shot down a Syrian jet on Sunday. Russian deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov also told the agency that a set of new United States sanctions that can be imposed on Russia will lead Moscow to retaliate. (more...)
Tech Titan CEOs Strategize at the White House
- June 20, 2017

In May, Trump created an " American Technology Council ", the latest in a series of efforts to modernize the USA government. Monday's event was billed as a brainstorming session to help modernize the federal government's technology infrastructure and, according to Kushner, help bring "business sensibility" to the government. (more...)
Staff Had to Talk Trump Out of Firing Mueller — NY Times
- June 19, 2017

Ruddy was asked again later in the interview if Trump was actually contemplating firing Mueller, to which he replied, "Yes". A source close to the Trump legal team told Fox News that Ruddy's statement just came from watching another Trump lawyer, Jay Sekulow, discuss the Mueller probe on ABC's "This Week" - and Sekulow did not directly suggest the president was thinking about firing Mueller. (more...)
Ex-UN ambassador: 'North Korea has a lot of explaining to do' Ex-UN ambassador: 'North Korea has a lot of explaining to do'
- June 19, 2017

Then in May, Yun met in the Norwegian capital of Oslo with senior officials from North Korea's Foreign Ministry. "I'm one of the main advocates for dialogue, but I'm sour on the North Koreans", he said. If not, at least we tried, ” he said, adding “were trying to open doors between both countries.”. Richardson can certainly sympathize with the grieving father, but he said Warmbier's prolonged incarceration wasn't for lack of effort by the Obama White House. (more...)
Boxer who was in critical condition after fight is dead, family says Boxer who was in critical condition after fight is dead, family says
- June 19, 2017

Family members told CTV Edmonton Tim Hague died Sunday after sustaining a brain injury in a boxing match Friday night. But in the second round of the contest, Braidwood delivered a brutal left-right combination that sent Hague crashing to the canvas. (more...)
Oakland triumphant as parade set to celebrate NBA's Warriors
- June 18, 2017

The Warriors made one of the great playoff runs of all time to win the title . With winning a championship routinely comes the opportunity to visit the White House , but it's not clear if the newly-crowned Golden State Warriors will pay a visit to President Donald Trump just yet. (more...)
Indian shuttler Prannoy beats China's Chen Long in Indonesia Open Indian shuttler Prannoy beats China's Chen Long in Indonesia Open
- June 18, 2017

Awaiting him in the finals is Kazumasa Sakai from Japan . Son had a match point at 20-19, but hit wide. However, both matched each other point for point as they were tied 15-all and later 18-all. 1 showed why is he the top shuttler in the men's singles. Prannoy narrowed the deficit to two points at 17-19 but Sakai converted his second match point to win in one hour and 17 minutes. (more...)
Russian fan leader banned from opening Confederations Cup match Russian fan leader banned from opening Confederations Cup match
- June 18, 2017

A new pitch had to be laid hastily after the old one broke up during test games this year, but organisers insist the 68,000-seater arena is ship shape for the June 17 opener and July 2 final. Russia's dire record on racism in the stands has prompted a new anti-discrimination measure allowing referees to stop matches if needed. The pool also includes Portugal and Mexico , presenting what is likely to be a tough path for either Russian Federation or New Zealand moving through these opening ... (more...)
Oil sits near half-year lows as global supply overhand weighs
- June 18, 2017

The American Petroleum Institute published industry reports on USA energy levels, finding crude oil stockpiles increased by 2.8 million barrels and gasoline stockpiles increased by 1.8 million barrels last week. The oil market needs strong demand to help offset the rapid increase in supply. Crude edged higher on Friday, but prices remain near November lows, as rising USA output is countering production cuts agreed to by OPEC members. (more...)
Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy
- June 17, 2017

Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., in an opinion piece he wrote for CNN . At another point: "I'm sorry that he did this, but there's just nothing I can do about it". But what have you been able to find out about his history? Now we know where he went. The charges were eventually dropped. The FBI said it is an active investigation that continues to unfold. (more...)
United Kingdom election: Brexit plans in disarray
- June 17, 2017

The shock defeat for Conservatives - despite the pre-poll projections of a comfortable majority - was seen by the British media as a "humiliation" for May to continue in her position. Many senior Conservatives say May should stay, for now, to provide stability. He defeated his Conservative party rival by a whopping 16,998 votes. The Times newspaper's front page declared "May stares into the abyss". (more...)
Tucker's EXCLUSIVE Interview With Father of Student Held Captive in North Korea
- June 17, 2017

Otto Frederick Warmbier, a 22-year-old University of Virginia student who was freed from North Korea to the USA on June 13, was confirmed by doctors to have a severe brain injury. Tucker Carlson sat down with Fred Warmbier, father of Otto Warmbier who was just came back home after being in prison in North Korea for 18 months. (more...)
British Airways blames India's IT services for chaos at Heathrow, Gatwick British Airways blames India's IT services for chaos at Heathrow, Gatwick
- June 17, 2017

The airline said it intends to operate "a high proportion " of its short-haul Heathrow flights . Captain Stephen Wearing told The Telegraph that the scene that greeted him at Heathrow was "the worst chaos I've ever seen". Past year the United States airline Delta lost $100m (£78m) following power shutdown in its data centre that led to delays. Goodbody analysts estimate the cost of the IT outage may be around EUR82 million ($92 million), or 2.7% of estimated 2017 operating profit, from ... (more...)
Six policemen including SHO killed in Achabal militant attack Six policemen including SHO killed in Achabal militant attack
- June 17, 2017

Police officials said militants in the region have been targeting policemen guarding houses of politicians and other protected people to snatch rifles, in wake of weapons shortage within the militant ranks. Two civilians were also injured. Mattoo had gained notoriety after he shot dead two policemen in broad daylight at the busy Anantnag bus stand in June 2016. (more...)
Britain-EU Brexit talks to start Monday as planned Britain-EU Brexit talks to start Monday as planned
- June 17, 2017

The Conservatives, who have 317 MPs, are looking to strike a deal with the DUP, who have 10. Advocates of a "soft Brexit" scenario say Britain could retain access to the European single market like non-EU member Norway and allow certain levels of EU immigration. (more...)
Putin Says Russia is Not US Enemy, Downplays New Sanctions
- June 16, 2017

Snowden, a former contractor for the CIA, was given asylum by Russian Federation for leaking classified information from the National Security Agency to journalists. Putin downplayed the effectiveness of the sanctions and blamed US domestic issues as the reason for their imposition. On the phone-in show, Putin said that one grandson was born recently, to applause in the studio, while another is "already in preschool". (more...)
Suspect in shooting of GOP lawmakers in Virginia identified Suspect in shooting of GOP lawmakers in Virginia identified
- June 16, 2017

Rodney Davis, who was at the practice, told CNN's Brianna Keilar Wednesday morning before Hodgkinson had been publicly identified as the alleged shooter. Until recently, he ran a home-inspection business out of his home in Belleville, in the southwestern corner of the state, across the Mississippi River from St. (more...)
Donald Trump loses it on Twitter, smears Hillary Clinton over Russian scandal
- June 16, 2017

With the Russian Federation probe moving closer to Donald Trump himself, the president appears to long for the simpler times of last year's presidential campaign, when he didn't have to shoulder the nation's scrutiny on his own. Obstruction of justice is a serious charge, and one which led to impeachment proceedings against Richard Nixon after Watergate. Accusations of obstruction arose last month when Trump fired FBI Director James Comey . (more...)
Trump under investigation for obstruction of justice
- June 16, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump is being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller for possible obstruction of justice , the Washington Post reported on Wednesday, citing unidentified officials. The letter from Attorney General Jeff Sessions to President Donald Trump to FBI Director James Comey is photographed in Washington, Tuesday, May 9, 2017, where Sessions says a "fresh start is needed at the leadership of the FBI". (more...)
One in six older adults abused globally, one in five in India One in six older adults abused globally, one in five in India
- June 16, 2017

Almost 1 in 10 Chinese older adults become new victims of elder abuse every two years. Elder abuse or mistreatment is a serious public health issue impacting at least 1 in 10 older adults in the United States each year, leading to declines in the health and well-being on individual and family levels. (more...)
About 4000 More US Troops to Go to Afghanistan
- June 16, 2017

He said the USA mission in Afghanistan remains the same - to train, advise and assist Afghan forces - as officials finalize a new strategy to present to. In testimony Wednesday to the defense subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Mattis confirmed published reports that Trump had given him authority to set troop levels in Afghanistan. (more...)
Billboards offering reward for Georgia escapees
- June 16, 2017

Authorities said Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose were captured Thursday in Tennessee after leading police on a chase by vehicle and by foot. More info will be forthcoming. One of them fatally shot both guards, and then they jumped out and carjacked a driver who pulled up behind the bus on a rural highway and fled in his vehicle, Sills said. (more...)
Saudi Paper: Qatari Extremist Finances Terrorist Groups In Yemen Saudi Paper: Qatari Extremist Finances Terrorist Groups In Yemen
- June 15, 2017

He stressed that relations between the American and Iranian governments would continue to be at a standstill because "most of our problems with them can not be resolved". The Iranian leader also said the United States and Saudi Arabia are in partnership when it comes to funding Sunni militants. Adel al-Jubeir, Saudi Arabia's foreign minister, denied the accusation. (more...)
Coalition MPs aren't happy with Turnbull's clean energy plan Coalition MPs aren't happy with Turnbull's clean energy plan
- June 14, 2017

Senator Chisholm pointed to the reported tense exchange between former prime minister Tony Abbott and Liberal frontbencher Craig Laundy after the meeting. Mr Turnbull has been weakened and Australians are the losers. But the modelling by Jacobs (Australia) released on Tuesday night found a CET - being advocated by the Turnbull government - had slightly lower price rises than an EIS, which the Turnbull government ruled out late past year. (more...)
Lawmaker moves forward on effort to impeach Trump
- June 14, 2017

Those who remember the Watergate meltdown that Clapper referenced will recall that it led to a decision by the House Judiciary Committee to support articles of impeachment grounded in concerns regarding both obstruction of justice and abuses of power . (more...)
China and Panama to cooperate on trade, investment, maritime affairs, tourism China and Panama to cooperate on trade, investment, maritime affairs, tourism
- June 13, 2017

The two countries issued a joint statement saying: "In light of the interests and wishes of both peoples, the Republic of Panama and People's Republic of China have chose to grant each other, from the date of this document's signing, mutual recognition, establishment of diplomatic ties at the ambassadorial level". (more...)
Poll shows Labour is now far more popular than the Tories
- June 13, 2017

Labour won 56 fewer seats than the Tories but defied expectations and deprived Theresa May of her majority. Corbyn said that a Labour minority government would support a "jobs-first" Brexit and guarantee rights of European Union nationals in Britain. (more...)

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